Tobiah didn’t get a birthday post yet, but the anniversary of his baptism just happened, so now is as good a time as any to catch up.
I took some photos on the back porch on his birthday:
Later in the day we opened a package from his Nona.
Tobiah currently loves candles and making blowing noises. He was thrilled with our advent wreath in December. If we didn’t light it promptly he would look at it and say “pffooff! pffofff!”
Tobiah is an expert crawler and can get around at high speeds:
He likes cats and dogs, especially dogs right now. All the animals in the nativity scene say “arf, arf, arf,” according to Tobiah.
He spends more and more time standing up or climbing on the furniture
His favorite messes to make are upsetting the pencils and eating the crayons, pulling out handfuls of flour and rice to fling around the kitchen, and taking down all the shoes from the shelf:
Papua New Guineans really appreciate his social skills of waving and saying byebye and shaking hands, of which I just realized I don’t have a photo yet.
And Tobiah is somewhat catlike in his “if I fits, I sits” attitude towards boxes:
Other interests include sitting outside and poking things with sticks, flinging his sock monkey at other parishioners during mass, and eating inordinate numbers of peas.
We love you Tobiah! Happy anniversary of entering the church!